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An equivalent name for the Cruciferae.
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cruciferous vegetables

cruciferous vegetables

Like brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, mustard and horseradish, contain -Sulforaphane which detoxifies carcinogens and inhibits tumors. Colon cancer might be cut in half by eating lots of broccoli. Even more powerful are broccoli sprouts (up to 50x more powerful than mature broccoli) Cruciferous contain DIM (di-indolylmethane) a plant indole that’s really good at balancing hormones- it increases good estrogen metabolites and antioxidant properties that protect the heart and brain. It's fat soluble, so it's best taken with a light meal with some kind of healthy fat or oil. Do NOT mix with fruit or sugar. Structurally similar to estrogen, DIM helps fight breast cancer, PMS, and low sex drive in men. It helps fight hormone-driven cancers, good for prostate and uterine issues, promotes weight loss, boosts male performance, helps fight H. Pylori infection involved w stomach ulcers and cancers. One way to identify a plant from the mustard family (all of which are edible) is the flowers have 4 petals with 6 stamens–4 tall and 2 short.
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They can come from dark leafy greens, cabbage family, tomatoes and peppers of different colors, carrots, cucumbers, onions (shallots, chives, scallions, leeks), lettuce, eggplants, okra, radishes, seaweed, squash family, turnips, all types of lettuce, pumpkin, parsnips, mushrooms, celery, fennel, endive, chicory, and garlic.
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Our horseradish is a root easily grown in pots, but the hotter wasabia japonica (Japanese horseradish) - while also a member of the cabbage family - needs specialist growing conditions and is semi-aquatic.
Cruciferous vegetables, also referred to as Brassica vegetables, are members of the cabbage family. They include:
They are related to members of the cabbage family and are generally grown in the same crop rotation group.
BROCCOLI: Vegetables classified as cruciferous, such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, bok choy, and other members of the cabbage family, are packed with antioxidant vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients that help protect brain tissue from toxins.
A MEMBER of the cabbage family, cauliflower is an increasingly popular vegetable and it's very good for you, too, especially when eaten raw as it's high in fibre, vitamin C and potassium, but low in calories.
COUNTRYSIDE: Regarding the question about cabbage heads in the March/ April 2008 issue, I've never raised cabbage, but I love broccoli (a member of the cabbage family) which I raised two years in a row in a raised bed garden of lovely composted grass and leaves.
The cabbage family plants provide us with a great diversity of both nutrients and flavors.
* Brussels sprouts: As part of the cabbage family, Brussels sprouts are another cruciferous vegetable with cancer-fighting phytochemicals.
Bright Lights is a new generation of Swiss chard, a beet green with delicately flavored, brightly colored leaves of gold, orange, pink, red and white; Salad Savoy is a member of the cabbage family. The nutrient-rich mix is an excellent source of vitamins A and C along with calcium.